September 08 2013 11:25AM
The Nations Network sent Kevin McCartney and Brett Martin from Jets Nation to the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, BC. They're evaluating your team and bringing you the view from the Press Box.
The Flames continue to impress in the tournament, outscoring their opponents 9-3 through two games. Against a disorganized, under-prepared Oilers group, the Calgary kids looked dominant – controlling play, pace, and, of course, the puck for almost the entire contest. To be honest, I wasn’t convinced the Calgary squad was as good as they looked given the disarray they played against.
September 07 2013 10:37AM
Photo by Darren Kirby
The Nations Network sent some Jets Nation writers to the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, BC. They're judging your team and bringing you the view from the Press Box.
With all the talk of rekindling the Battle of Alberta from Edmonton fans, the opening of the Young Stars tournament was a joyful shot across the bow for the Flames. Their team box remained full and talkative all through the Vancouver/San Jose game, long after even Edmonton Head Scout Stu MacGregor had left the building. The 5-2 score was generous to the Oilers who benefited from an own goal by Ryan Culkin and were out-shot 32-18. Below we'll look at some noteable players and the game they had.
September 06 2013 03:45PM
Last night, the Calgary Flames got the YoungStars event off to a wonderful start. How? Well, they beat the Oilers by a 5-2 score and largely out-played their neighbours to the north. The challenge for the boys in red will be to continue that momentum one day later, as they face the Vancouver Canucks prospects at 8:30pm MT. While you can experience the action via a stream from the Flames website (or on Sportsnet 960 The Fan), bear in mind that the BC crowd will probably be cheering on the Canucks.
In other words, the boys are in enemy territory and will have to fight their way out.
September 06 2013 08:48AM
1. Feaster speaks
Just ahead of today's kickoff of the annual (except for last year because, you know, greed) Penticton tournament, Jay Feaster had his first bit of major media availability in a while and, well, it didn't disappoint. That is, if you like Jay Feaster saying hilarious and dumb things. Which I happen to like rather a lot.
September 05 2013 02:44PM
Hockey's back, in the form of the Battle of Alberta from Penticton's YoungStars Tournament! The puck drops at 5pm MT and can be experienced via webcast from the Flames website.
Can the Flames start off the prospects tournament on a winning note against the team their kids have (hopefully) been conditioned to hate the most? We can only hope.